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#1 bschenker

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 10:41

Loris Kessel is succumbed his cancer, this morning.

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#2 Gabrci

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 11:01

Loris Kessel is succumbed his cancer, this morning.


Oh dear, that's awful... I have heard that he was not well, but I had no idea it was that bad. He made a brilliant contribution to motor racing. RIP :(

#3 Stephen W

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 11:04

Sad news indeed.

#4 Luca Pacchiarini

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 11:18

RIP... I wasn't born yet when he raced in his early days, but liked him in his last years in italian national championships.... seeemed a nice guy, honest and down to earth

#5 arttidesco

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 13:49

Condolences to his family, RIP Loris Kessel.

#6 Chris Townsend

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 15:43

That's very, very sad. I've just been writing about the 1975 F2 season for a future publication, and Kessel achieved a great deal that season with a year old car and limited budget. Showed that he had real talent and bravery.
RIP.

#7 Richard Jenkins

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 18:14

I knew that Loris was in a bad way about three months ago, but his determination to fight the disease, live as normal a life as possible and stay cheerful were still evident.

A true enthusiast of the sport and stayed involved right up to the end. He will be missed, and especially so in Italian racing and Swiss motorsport.

RIP, Loris. :cry:

#8 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 07:37

Only 60 , so sad to hear (damned cancer/bloodcancer).

#9 hansfohr

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Posted 16 May 2010 - 08:21

I recall Loris racing the pretty RAM BT44B when I first visited the Belgian GP at Zolder in 1976. May he rest in peace.

#10 Fiorentina 1

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 16:40

So sad. Loris was such a nice man. He build himself an empire with his Ferrari dealership. They are one of the top Ferrari dealers and race teams in Europe. His son, Ronnie, is a good kid and will keep the Kessel name going in motorsports & Ferrari for a long time.

Mi dispiace molto. Ciao Loris. :cry:


#11 LOLE

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:58

Swiss former F1 driver LORIS KESSEL died at 60. RIP

#12 ghinzani

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 22:50

Just heard this news rather belatedly, RIP.